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Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Meeting Calendar      

A monthly meeting is held normally on the first Tuesday of every month.

Doors open at 1.30pm and this first half hour provides an opportunity for members to socialise, find out about local and national activities and sign up for chosen events. Following announcements concerning U3A business, invited speakers give a talk. Recent subjects have included The Sinking of the Lusitania, Chalk Figures in England and Paul Nash the Artist.

The venue is St James Methodist Church Hall, Saint James Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5HE (click for map). Parking is available on site and in the surrounding streets.

Tea and coffee are available after the talk (If you are helping with tea-making, click here for guidelines).

Please wear your membership badge and sign in at the desk. Visitors are welcome to attend up to 2 general meetings at a cost of £1. At each meeting three or four established members act as meeter/greeters, particularly to welcome new members and visitors (If you are helping as a meeter/greeter, click here for guidelines).

The Annual General Meeting (members only) takes place at the February meeting and the Christmas party (booking necessary) at the December meeting.

The list below details the current programme. Details are also in the Newsletter  Suggestions for future speakers are welcome (contact Mary Gunn).

2nd January 2018Leonard BernsteinTerry BarfootTerry Barfoot is a well-known figure in the musical life of southern England. He is a writer, lecturer, editor, published author and musical promoter. 2018 is Bernstein’s centenary year and Terry will give us an insight into his life.
6th February 2018Annual General meetingThis is a members-only event. Please remember the committee nomination form was sent out with the November newsletter.

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2018 Diaries
We have a number of 2018 U3A diaries available at the bargain price of £2.50. These will be on sale at the monthly mee.... to read more log in
Posted by Christine Baker on 13th November 2017

AGM - 6th February 2018
The committee nomination forms for 2018/19 are with the November newsletter. Some committee members are retiring from th.... to read more log in
Posted by Len Mockett on 8th November 2017

Deadline for next newsletter
All contributions by 15th December, please!
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